March 7, 2014
March 7, 2014
March 6, 2014
Flo Fab picked up some She Wolf Sourdough from Dandelion Wine and paid a visit to our new neighbor Moonlight Mile! Garry, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, is opening the doors across the street (with over 100 bourbons on the shelf) this weekend! Go Greenpoint.
March 6, 2014
Happy Thursday everyone! Big things are happening in March… “In like a LION” is right!
Our best girl Meg is in San Francisco this week and, while there, she passed her Certified Sommelier exam on March 3rd administered by The Court of Master Sommeliers!
A BIG CONGRATS TO MEG!
And a well-deserved break for her as she explores the great city of San Francisco, discovering disco churches and lunching with Alice Waters… [the above photo is from a different trip (Palm Springs 2013?) but I thought it was appropriate for this week’s events, including Mardi Gras.]
Speaking of French culture, we will be pouring 3 gorgeous organic reds from France for you this evening. It just so happens that 2 out of 3 of them are “Meg’s Picks” and the 3rd is a brand new Bordeaux that we are excited to share with you… Ariel Prince of Savio Soares Selections will be here tonight from 6-9pm to fill you in on all the juicy details of these beautiful wines. Come out and taste! There will be cheese from Eastern District and bread from She Wolf Bakery.
YVES DUPORT BUGEY TRADITION PINOT NOIR 2011
Organic Pinot Noir from Bugey. Ruby red in color and soft red fruit on the palate. Loads of finesse! Delicate tannins make this wine a great pairing for roast chicken or fresh cheeses. Meg says, “Oh! Hello, gorgeous! I love this pretty Pinot Noir from Bugey, a tiny appellation steeped in history. Clean and mineral rich with a dash of je ne sais quoi.” $19
CHATEAU CAMBON RECOLTE 2012
Organic Gamay from Beaujolais. This is both a staff and customer favorite. What can I say? Each grape is hand-picked in October, resulting in a wine with perfect balance of fruit, earth, and acidity. Meg says, “This totally delightful Gamay is made by Beaujolais royalty. Biodynamic and organic in the vineyard with natural vinification methods. Happy, pretty, gentle, fresh.” $19
CHATEAU DU CHAMP DES TREILLES SAINTE-FOY BORDEAUX 2011
A certified organic unoaked Bordeaux from Sainte-Foy. Sainte-Foy is an appellation on the eastern edge of Bordeaux, just a few miles west of Bergerac. This wine is a blend of 63% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot. A softer side of Bordeaux, this wine is quite versatile and will pair well with many menu items. Brick chicken, spare ribs, steak salad, minestrone… what’s for dinner? I can’t wait to hear what Meg has to say about this wine. $24
March 3, 2014
What’s better than fresh baked sourdough on a cold winters night? A loaf of fresh baked sourdough and a bottle of wine! Start claiming your bread daily online… www.shewolfbakery.com
February 28, 2014
Our friend Jenny has a few paintings hanging at a group show tonight in Greenpoint! Check it out!
390 McGuiness Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Friday, February 28th
You can see more of Jenny’s work here: http://www.artsicle.com/Jenny-Casey
February 28, 2014
STAFF PICKS! XO
February 27, 2014
Party Like a Rock Star It’s cold. It’s grey. It’s winter. And it’s almost March. If you need a reason to drink (we don’t) any/all of those will do… so let’s get down! Join us tonight, 6-9 pm, to celebrate the end of February! Meg will be pouring three hard rockin’ Old World reds alongside cheese from ED and bread from SHE WOLF.
Milziade Antano Montefalco Rosso 2011
To taste this wine is to love this wine, and I can’t wait for you to join us in the fan club. A sustainably-grown old-vine blend of 70% Sangiovese, 15% Sagrantino, and 15% Merlot from Umbria, a region hidden in the shadow of the Tuscan hills. Following previous generations’ examples, Antano takes a decidedly old fashioned approach to his wines- farming naturally, working by hand, and interfering very little in the winery. The result is a clean, pure expression of the grapes and terroir of the region: bright red cherry fruit, soft but persistent tannic structure, and a unique, lingering finish that demands another sip, another glass, and another bottle. $23
Cesca Vicent Priorat 2011
Fifth generation winemaker Francesca Vicent practices organic farming on her Priorat vineyards which have been growing wine grapes since the 15th century. Paying special attention to the various soil types (eleven!) and microclimates on her property, Vicent grows each of the grape varietals for her blends in the absolute optimal individual conditions. 40% Garnacha, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, and 10% Syrah make up this powerful yet nuanced wine that at 15.5% abv is sure to get your blood pumping and those sweaters off. $19
Vina Sastre Ribeira del Duero 2011
This organic Tempranillo comes from some of the oldest, most primely situated vineyards in the Ribeira del Duero D.O. Employing ancestral farming techniques and many of the principles of biodynamics, Jesus Sastre mixes the most traditional practices with any new technology he deems practical in creating classic regional Tempranillo. The wine is unfined and unfiltered, fermented with the use of indigenous yeasts, naturally cold stabalized, and aged in large used-oak barrels. I’m told Jesus and his family and friends enjoy this wine with lamb on the vineyard, and I think you should absolutely do the same. $21
February 21, 2014
Red wine… not just for cooking and drinking anymore… IT’S ALSO FOR BAKING!
A lovely and wildly talented customer changed my life today when she gifted us this beautiful Chocolate Red Wine Cake made with a bottle of our fave Languedoc sipper, Devois de Perret ($13). It’s seriously the most delicious cake I’ve ever had: moist, rich, dense (but not heavy), with that fresh Grenache-y fruit shining through the dark chocolate. It’s absolutely the most perfect antidote for the gloom that I can imagine. It’s a total attitude adjuster! I found a recipe that looks promising here if you wanna try it out this weekend!
February 21, 2014
STAFF PICKS <3